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Wayne Arnold, global chief executive of MullenLoweProfero, is preparing to step down in 2018

Founding partner and Global CEO Wayne Arnold will depart MullenLowe Profero on 25th March 2018, 20 years to the day since co-founding the agency in North London in 1998. Under Arnold and the team’s leadership, MullenLowe Profero has become one of the world’s most respected digital transformation agencies, growing from 4 people in a single office to 800+ team members … Continued

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Merkle Appoints Julia Crawley-Boevey to Head of Mergers and Acquisitions

Merkle, has appointed Julia Crawley-Boevey as head of mergers and acquisitions for EMEA to help drive its ambitious growth strategy for the region. Since making its first major company acquisitions in the region in 2015, Merkle has expanded rapidly in EMEA to over 1,300 employees, with 12 offices across five countries. Next year will see M&A activity for Merkle increasing … Continued

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Glyn Isherwood has been appointed the BBC’s Group Finance and Operations Director.

Glyn Isherwood has been appointed the BBC’s Group Finance and Operations Director. He will join the BBC in the new year from Channel 4, where he is currently Group Finance Director. Deputy Director-General Anne Bulford says: “Glyn is highly experienced at providing long-term financial strategy and ensuring strong business performance of creative and digital organisations. “As we invest in our … Continued

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Oath UK MD Nigel Clarkson departs after internal investigation

Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has confirmed that their UK managing director Nigel Clarkson has left the company following an internal investigation prompted by “complaints and allegations” from employees. A spokesman for Oath said in a statement: “I can confirm that Nigel Clarkson’s employment has been terminated by Oath with immediate effect following the conclusion of an investigation … Continued

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The Martin Agency names Kristen Cavallo its new CEO

The parent company of Richmond-based The Martin Agency has named a new chief executive officer as the agency deals with an accusation of sexual harassment by its former chief creative officer. New York-based Interpublic Group of Cos. announced this week that Kristen Cavallo is the new CEO of The Martin Agency, effective immediately. She replaces Matt Williams, who had been … Continued

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the7stars wins £10m Deliveroo account

In the same week that it added Capital One to its fast-growing roster, the7stars, the UK’s largest independent media agency, has now won the UK and Ireland media planning and buying account for Deliveroo, worth £10 million. The online food delivery company previously used WPP’s MediaCom to handle media across Europe. Deliveroo, which is known for its distinctive green and … Continued

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Crispin Porter & Bogusky London appoints Helen James as managing director

Crispin Porter & Bogusky announces today that it has hired Helen James from Bartle Bogle Hegarty as Managing Director. James joined BBH ten years ago as strategic business lead, becoming managing partner in 2014. In that role she was central to the leadership team, delivering transformation throughout the agency and its connected businesses. Since last November James also led BBH’s … Continued

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Cannes Lions Chairman Terry Savage to depart after 33 years

Terry Savage, the long-standing chairman of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is set to depart the organisation following the 2018 event. Cannes Lions and parent company Ascential announced the move today, noting Savage’s 33 years associated with Cannes, first representing Australia, then serving as CEO and finally chairman. The news comes as Ascential’s festival embarks on a series … Continued

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WEBER SHANDWICK BOLSTERS GLOBAL DATA SCIENCE, ANALYTICS, SEARCH AND PERFORMANCE MARKETING OFFERING WITH ACQUISITION OF TWO LEADING DIGITAL FIRMS

NEW YORK, December 7, 2017 – Weber Shandwick, a wholly owned unit of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) and one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, today announced its acquisition of two companies that expand the firm’s global data science, analytics, search and performance marketing capabilities: Resolute Digital, a full-service digital marketing and technology firm specialising in audience intelligence and … Continued

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Dentsu Aegis’ Mary Basterfield has joined UKTV as new CFO

Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, has appointed Mary Basterfield as Chief Financial Officer, a lead role in driving the continued successful strategic and commercial growth of the business. Sitting on the Executive Board and reporting to the Chief Executive, Mary is responsible for all financial decision-making at the third largest commercial broadcaster. Working closely with the CEO and the management … Continued

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